Posted BY: Justin O. Smith
A railway strike has supposedly just been averted, by the intervention of Congress, which voted to “enforce a contract” that was previously negotiated only as a possibility and not any final agreement set in concrete. It really isn’t a contract at all, in light of the fact that four of the twelve companies involved in negotiations are still refusing to ratify the agreement and calling for a general strike on December 9.
Part of their grievances is focused on a lack of paid sick days. This is from an industry where the median pay is $30.84 per hour.